alexpaynter

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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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alexpaynter: Wow, I can't believe Sony put a touch screen on this thing. I thought they would leave it off like they did on the a99. Sony are notorious for leaving things off a new model even though other models have the feature. Car makers have been doing this for years and it really annoys me.

Why no USB 3/C.

Even though the specs here say there is a touch screen and touch focus, Max Yuryev says it does not. However I believe he may be wrong. In his video I am pretty sure I saw a touch icon on the screen as I remember it on Sony cameras and it was set to "off".

But no S log. Good old Sony. I knew they would leave something off for no reason except to make people want the next model.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

Wow, I can't believe Sony put a touch screen on this thing. I thought they would leave it off like they did on the a99. Sony are notorious for leaving things off a new model even though other models have the feature. Car makers have been doing this for years and it really annoys me.

Why no USB 3/C.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:29 UTC as 206th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)

You cannot take 8K video on a MFT sensor with just 33 MP. MFT has a 4:3 aspect ratio. So given a 1920 width, the height would need to be 1440.

8K needs some 32 MP in its own aspect ratio. This would equate to about 43 MP if expanded vertically to fill the 4:3 ratio.

Am I missing something here?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 23:32 UTC as 16th comment

I am more disappointed with the price than with the image quality. With my ageing shaky hands I am sure I will take better pictures on this than on a D500.

But like most people I still want it all. Maybe I will have to wait for the GH6 with Panasonic's new sensor technology.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/6562276845/panasonic-and-fujifilm-reveal-joint-sensor-offers-global-shutter

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 64th comment

This is nonsense. Faster processing is just a natural progression. They should not cost any more. The body is very similar and the cost of production between old and new will be zero.

The only reason they can charge this amount is because other manufactuers are charging more now.

The D500 is available in Australia for questionable online suppliers for $AUS2000 at the moment. The only reason i haven't bought it already is its lack of stabilization.

I could pick up an a6000 with a lens for AUS$800 on special. That is about $600 US. How much is the a6500?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:59 UTC as 187th comment | 1 reply

It is amazing that a firmware update can magically make more focus points appear. Surely these must have already been hard wired into the sensor.

Why would these not have been activated from the start?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1134 comments in total)

Why is this camera better than the NX1?

I would be curious how they compare in focus speed.

Apart from battery life and lens availability, the NX1 does everything this does.

That rated 87% before a significant software update.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:53 UTC as 244th comment | 9 replies
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (680 comments in total)

Lack of digic 7 is marketing rubbish. It is available, just as cheap to produce and already being used on a cheaper model. But it allows them a quick upgrade in the future without effort.

Focusing with tracking I imagine will be good however I expect poor dynamic range unless they have made huge strides there. But since canon seem intent on holding back technology I somehow doubt it.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply

I don't understand why they need to think about the applications. I didn't hear one negative mentioned.

Some of the comments have mentioned how great it will be for full frame. I am thinking how great it will be for 4/3. It's specs should outperform the current crop of FF sensors including the latest Sony sensors.

I am sure it won't make it for the GH5 but hopefully the GH6 will feature this technology. I think with the 3 pro lumix zooms this should keep me in photographic equipment for the rest of my life.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 00:18 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies

It has a lot going for it. Finally a digital Leica with up to date specifications.

But they have sacrificed practicality to maintain the iconic Leica shape. I would have preferred a proper grip with a larger battery enclosed.

Everything else I like. Although the D750 appears to have better images on the comparison charts at higher ISP.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:22 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
On article Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E (133 comments in total)

No viewfinder and a pop up flash ( a fixed flash must surely have better reliability). I think I will take the X100T

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 05:39 UTC as 22nd comment

Can someone explain how you can do HDR in a single shot? And if you can, why would you use any other mode? Are there disadvantages to using this mode?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 22:26 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
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falconeyes: Does the DPR article contain an error?

All iPhone 5-s and 6-s have 1.5 um pixels, 8 million of them. Their sensor sizes should be identical. BTW, this explains why the camera module has the exact same depth for all models and why it protudes with the thinner 6 models ...

>> I cannot imagine how things could be significantly improved without making the camera module bigger.

There was an announcement recently that Sony has a new sensor with 10 times the light sensitivity. This would made a 2/3 sensor as good as a APSC sensor in terms of catching light.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 22:20 UTC

The camera module is not the same because it has a new sensor. You can argue that the depth of the module must be the same because all other factors are the same, but they aren't.

I don't know if this is the case with the iPhone 6 but new sensors tend to be able to take light in from wider angles (the isocell is an example of this) and therefore the lens depth can be less.

Having said that, I hate the protruding lens. The could have made the camera the same depth as before with a flush lens and a much bigger battery.

I think I will just wait for sony z3x (if it isn't just someone's fantasy creation). I am not sure how you can fit a 2/3" sensor with an f1.2 lens in such a thin phone without any protrusion.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

Why USB2? I assume it doesn't have a touch screen either. Why do manufacturers insist on leaving out features that are commonplace these days. At least it has WiFi.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 23:28 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
On article Samsung Galaxy S5 features 16MP camera with 4K video (93 comments in total)

I cannot find any mention of sensor size. Does anyone know what it is. The lens sticks out a bit so I am guessing it may be 1/2.3 inches like the Xperia Z2.

I don't really care about the looks as anything I buy will be put in a cover. The replaceable battery is a big plus for me.

I have a nexus 4 at the moment and it downloads youtube extremely slowly. Much more slowly than my old iPhone 4. Is there a reason a google product can not download another google product? I am concerned about buying another Android product.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 11:14 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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